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in really good dish is why you should care only. the u.n. security council is due to debate a resolution to enforce the chemical disarmament of syria the us military is still on standby and it's a strike at washington's discretion. in the civil war shows no signs of abating our correspondent has been following the syrian army on a daily operation in the embattled outskirts of damascus. on the latest revelation courtesy of edward snowden feels the national security agency trolling through world wide private financial transactions. news and much more twenty four hours a day you're watching r.t.
the us a britain and france are pushing for a tougher u.n. resolution that will enforce syria's chemical disarmament the french president has been hosting the top british and american diplomats ahead of a debate at the u.n. security council and later on monday the u.n. will present the results of its inspectors probe into last month's alleged deadly a chemical attack in syria the findings are not expected to assign blame could shed light on the origin of the ice which the water they killed hundreds of civilians is a horrid masochists has agreed to the disarmament run by russia america. and it requires the asaad government to disclose all details of its chemical weapons within a week and allow the stockpiles to be destroyed by the middle of next year. u.s. military forces remain in position to strike syria if it fails to comply with france backing up washington's threats and these are live pictures of that going on right now absolutely we don't carry their world british defense study meanwhile has
revealed that is the list extremists make up the core of the syrian opposition reports puts the total number of rebel fighters at around one hundred thousand splits into multiple different factions about ten thousand of these fighters are in fact said to be jihadists thinks to al qaeda of those who were thirty five thousand others are radical islamists who broadly share ideas is in while the study puts the number of moderate islam is set around thirty thousand in that secular opposition forces are vastly outnumbered lottie's griffin has been following syrian government forces as they attempt to push back those fractured groups. now and barrett just a few kilometers from the central damascus it used to be a nice and beautiful very picturesque town where the population of up to three hundred thousand people but it's been torn by clashes between the governmental forces and the rebels rebels two years now the result you can see everything is
ruined the residents left the only people we can meet here either the army all the minutes and been fighting against my guys i can't pick a fight at all now we're going with the army to one of the operations. terrorist cells of the capital response of the councilman to expel the wrong damascus noonish east into to the scene of recent fierce clashes it is also where a chemical attack last month brought international resonance in its wake all weapons smuggled to sirius with jordan in the cells come through here providing local militants with a secure supply line for. fire . this is what the syrian war looks like today urban battlefield throwing stones cover and
a network of underground tunnels osso shields the militants there is no defined front line and they don't know when your enemy's will change. those are not my soldiers say they could be snipers there and they pulled curtains like this one just to protect to prevent snipers from seeing what's going on here and then this simple system helps save many lives every day where he doesn't work soldiers just wrong. in forty minutes to travel from one district to another we follow the army as you can see through. the buildings through the hells and the walls like this one hold the swan they're everywhere. sometimes not because i have no time to do something from the pavement. candidate he's alluding to here in the
mornings he may be nothing. more to life. in this war snipers are from based on the frontline in waiting is what they do and they say the time waiting for the enemy. to that would be in the dead of an office to show you get a date every day this is where we are the militants are in building the army literates the town street by street building by building very slowly and very carefully has just addressed the militants a friend of their own promises and sometimes they really feel welcome sorry about it sometimes they were not the man we feel you know not a choice let them watch out of an american strike seems to be on the back burner at least for now but syrian civil war goes on and all. racial sheltie damascus suburbs syria. some areas sharing have first hand reports on the
military operations around damascus on her twitter feed you can find out the latest by on her online. right from the scene. search for you and i think the jury. on our reporters were there and i knew instantly. i. would be in the know. on my. when officials from countries on the un security council meeting for consultations ahead of the main debate in new york where leaders have applauded the syrian chemical disarmament deal agreed by russia and america an investigative journalist i ask about says washington is still trying to twist the narrative in its favor
there were ministrations trying to steal the credit for everything that's going on from the russians when in fact obama presidency was see why display which is not only a russian this is a plan that was discussed in detail the runyon the russians and the syrians when we were all the brink of war weekend to see what was going to happen in even before obama you know last minute ploy this sided to pass the ball to congress so the old one of presidency essentially it was saved by the syrians the renters and the russians and now they're claiming the credit for themselves. a military hand intelligence experts around the world have warned that a u.s. strike against syria could spark a catastrophic region wide conflict as artie's lindsey france now reports talk is music to the is of some american companies. raytheon is the manufacturer of the b g m one o nine better known as the tomahawk missile individual units sell for around one
million dollars it's been the weapon of choice for the u.s. military and has been used in each of america's conflicts over the past twenty years raytheon is the largest manufacturer of guided missiles in the world statistics from the wall street journal show the company raked in more than twenty billion dollars in arms sales in two thousand and ten it's already delivered two hundred fifty two missiles this fiscal year and engagement in syria would likely mean a future increase in tomahawk orders and profits for raytheon its share prices when talk of a four re in syria intensified reflect that between april and august this year stock surged by a third another big shot in the world of weapons lockheed martin the biggest arms maker in the world in two thousand and ten it grossed just under three billion dollars think advanced combat missile rocket and unmanned systems as well as aeronautics in two thousand and twelve it reeled from the us budget sequestration
and fiscal cliff just before the last presidential elections lockheed threaten to lay off vast amounts of its one hundred twenty three thousand employees the white house intervened and lockheed martin back down again a stock surge with the beat of more drugs then there's boeing it's not only concerned with passenger aircraft like the seven forty seven or the dreamliner just under half of the company's total sales in two thousand and ten came from strategic missile systems g.p.s. and electro optical systems all potentially used in syrian conflict should washington decide to act and to tie it all nicely together it pays to look at the top three contributors to federal candidates parties and outside groups boeing lockheed martin and raytheon all shelling out nearly three million dollars each in the two thousand and ten election cycle to people who may. make or break us foreign policy the numbers can't be ignored the more conflict american gauges and the more
money can flow into these companies coffers the talk may be about saving the world from tyrants but the actions and the figures also point to big money. or u.s. national security agencies facing more on welcome attention and german magazine der spiegel has published a report detailing the n.s.a.'s practice of tracking private financial transactions across the world and it was already a public knowledge that the u.s. national security agency has been tapping the phone conversations of countless unsuspecting people in a say was also caught connecting and storing private user information from users of the internet it's just reports indicating that financial transactions and bank operations are also under scrutiny it seems that vast areas of people's lives are on the surveillance only and my colleague sean thomas spoke to attorney job one explained how access to such information could be abused for personal gain. first of all there's the question of privacy that is to say the n.s.a.
is well known for not vetting and investigating to contract tours that they hire they can get access to the personal data of various individuals and that can lead to identity theft that can lead to various kinds of fraud but the other aspect of the der spiegel story i think is more fascinating you may recall that der spiegel has also reported that s f t which is the interbank entity based in brussels belgium also was penetrated by n.s.a. that smells like espionage on the economic level that is to say that the n.s.a. can gain details of what a german bank may be doing what a russian bank may be doing what a chinese bank may be doing and pass that on to their u.s. competitors thereby giving the u.s. competitor an advantage in the financial market how will this affect us using our
credit cards and regular banking services on a daily basis if n.s.a. is able to penetrate these so that raises the question of what other agencies and entities are able to penetrate visa and that opens up a pandora's box that can lead to all manner of fraud. coming up later in the program reining in the special interest groups u.k.'s attempts to regulate all being i don't know if a straight home office or undermining the work of charities details in a couple minutes here. says france hopes for an economic recovery it's increasingly dependent on ash from the east and out who's been helping to keep the countries afloat just ahead. on their way to antarctica the crew of the i can to make sure that a face many challenges. here you have to look out for yourself crashing on to rocks
trapped in pack ice in extreme conditions anything can happen and article always comes up with surprises you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong the ship carries huge reserves of water food fuel as well as helicopters and people able to survive extreme conditions they're ready for anything even an apocalypse she's really an incredible ship calling all antarctica stations this is academic a field of radio check please respond. wealthy british style it's time to buy time. for the. markets why not scandal. find out what's really happening to the global economy in these kinds of reports.
i think. they would like to do the job did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy shrek albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hijacked trying handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world if we go beyond identifying the problem trucks and rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing america have on the books ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture.
one of the new will come up and a lot of these new knowledge base i think you know. least . a pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today i'm recession. welcome back now the british government has moved to preempt to new scandal by tightening regulations on special interest groups over the proposals have been roundly condemned by both nobody ists and their opponents laura smith explains why
. they know being in the u.k. and people think. it began in one nine hundred ninety four with cash for questions a newspaper claimed a parliamentary lobbyist had brought two conservative m.p.'s into asking questions in parliament then last year that was cast for cameron when a conservative party treasurer was filmed apparently offering dinner with david cameron and the chance to influence government policy snit just two hundred fifty thousand pounds and most recently three lords and an m.p. or accused of apparently offering to do polling meant to work in exchange for cash in the sunday times sting so david cameron's had enough in a bid to prevent yet a novice will his party's introduced a bill to regulate lobbying but the proposals are third week that anti-doping campaigners and lobbyists themselves are united in their opposition what the ridge that provides transparency it doesn't stop politicians behaving badly we have
nothing to fear from the. influx we've been calling for it and that's why we're so disappointed with the government because the definition of lobbyist has produced a number that's going to cover less than is already on the existing public. being registered on the register as proposed would exclude around eighty percent of lobbying and lobbying activity and that's really the heart of it the second part of the bill puts charities and voluntary organizations in the spotlight applying a cap to their spending in an election year just raising awareness of public policy issues would fall into that category in a down indictment of the bill the government's election regulator the electoral commission says it will have a dampening effect on public debate the bills already had its second reading and industry insiders are worried it will be rushed through it won't prevent more scandals they say but when the next one does happen the government will be for. to
hit back with something fall. israel has never confirmed nor denied being a nuclear power of recent american reporters on in the in the veil of secrecy we have the details for you on line of thought to be thoughtful. and madrid faces off with off the pitch this time spanish government take steps to prevent you from voting over independence and read more on what's. if. you eat.
some other international stories now in our world update iraq has been hit by over a dozen car bombings in the past twenty four hours killing at least fifty eight people most of the attacks targeted shia populated neighborhoods iraqi branch of al qaeda has recently been stepping up its efforts to undermine the authority of the shia that gulf war torn nation is now witnessing its most severe bloodshed since two thousand and eight. rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters on the sixth night of the west in istanbul the clashes broke out when demonstrators built barricades set off and these demonstrations been found off the death of a twenty two year old student involved in the city against a construction project affecting the university. of south korean workers have returned to make a song industrial park in north korea for the first time in five months. you see
any remaining joint project between the countries and involves over one hundred companies from the south employing more than fifty thousand workers. operations were frozen in a political crisis between kong and seoul in the wake of the nuclear test part of a break relaunch of the case on complex two months of tough negotiations. and the week of torrential rain across the u.s. state of colorado has claimed at least six lives around five hundred people are still unaccounted for and up to a thousand dollar waiting to be evacuated from the region and the storms on sunday prevented rescue helicopters from reaching residents trapped behind walls of debris or rather was suffering its worst flooding in over three decades now it's been raining cats and dogs in the russian capital for most of the past week but the rays weren't enough to deter around ten thousand athletes from taking part
in moscow's first official marathon right in front of the kremlin walls so check out our reports on the russian capital joined at the mouth and not weekly sports roundup coming up at thirty g.m.t. . well europe's once powerful economies are in the midst of recession and crisis it seems that china is picking up the pieces the country emerged as one of the world's top three investors last year and the significant share of that cash benefited european firms some a states now becoming increasingly dependent on beijing says our city reports. then nerds in burgundy and gold including one woman shuttle.
so iconic french brand in holding resorts club and so parisian fashion brand sonia rykiel eighty percent sold the home going vester is the tip of the iceberg as far as chinese money in french fans is concerned but if you asked french president francois long and his army of trade ministers and business exact there's always room for more especially his recent dream of the us throughout the figures casting doubts over harrison's claim of economic recovery. trying to counter a tiny portion of china's foreign trade just one point three percent versus germany's five percent and france vies war for china then it's so so much so that there is a twenty six million euro trade deficit with the asian giant. i think that. probably we need more try to try to ease their friends a score industries are concerned another one of those with increasing chinese a variant in the billions is a nuclear energy sector france is expertise as
a crucial position within the st john's are leading the pack bot and gaining access to china as a massive market and investment dollars france finds itself straddling a delicate balance of opening up its wealth of knowledge and protecting its relevance which means remove the old habits past what's stopping sharing it from going it alone. the old search do we have to invest in charge know it caruso's carrillo does it not i don't know but to be able to use them but they do control the power and it's called god this is a. technology transfer of consequence that's already raised fears of compromising france's national interests prompting the finance ministry to launch an investigation earlier this year and maybe. so many chinese people. it we probably didn't want to break this but you know we cannot stop the
movement of the story of the world. by both the beauty of our technologies to make every day every more every year new products new kred t.v. but we will be completely people again an uphill battle for our country and internal german men will describe as europe's biggest problem child image it will have to clean up if it wants the chinese to keep heading its way just are still you are to paris. to police stations in the russian republics of chechnya and english have been hit by a car bomb attacks three officers were killed and five others injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a police building in the eastern part of chechnya and last also wrecked surrounding cars and without windows in the area i was later just a few kilometers away in the shot him another officer died when police tried to
prevent a similar attack a car blew up when officers stopped it for inspection or coming up on r t we head to one of the most inhospitable environments son of satan. we've talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property and mediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food at last night's state allowed
it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of doctors which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of
its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion. to me speak your language. close as programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on the t.v. reporting from the world's hot spots the v.o.i.p. interviews intriguing story for you. then try. to find out more visit our big dog all teeth dog called. play. it.
with knowledge of these waters. into the atlantic and then returns to dock. this is the very last opportunity for several weeks to call home with. very soon will be far out of range the ship is setting sail for a inaccessible area if there's any kind of emergency no one to provide any kind of help. the russian ships. to the land of eternal ice and snow to antarctica. the first officer will now explain the code of conduct on board there are twenty three passengers aboard the i could then make sure they're off and for some this is their first trip to the antarctic. but for one passenger.